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Easter Egg Silk Dye Kit- Eco Friendly Up-cycled kid friendly DIY Gift

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Easter Egg Silk Dye Kit- Eco Friendly Up-cycled kid friendly DIY Gift

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Craft type: Dyeing & batik
  • Natural: Yes
  • Materials: silk, cotton, twist ties

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Description

Gorgeous Silk dyed eggs from up-cycled silk scraps.
I have done all the work of finding and cutting...now all you have to do is wrap up your eggs!

Silk fabric cut from old ties, dresses and scarfs can turn your eggs in to wonderful surprises of color and pattern! The silk can be reused many times, in fact the photos show are the second run of the same pieces...just as pretty as the first time! The detail from some silks just amazes me. I am addicted to seeing how each fabric will come out....not always what you expect :)

The photos are a sample of what you may receive, but each kit is different.
All kits contain a variety of colors and patterns, no 2 silk pieces will be the same in a kit and I try not to have 2 of the same color, so there is a wide variety.

These eggs are fun and easy to make, not just for Easter, but any time.

Included in the kit:
12 pieces of silk material fit for an egg
12 cotton cloth wraps
12 twisty ties
Easy to follow Instructions are included with kit

You will need a large pot, white vinegar, water and a colander. For the best transfer of color, wrap the silks as smoothly and tightly to the egg as possible....it only transfer pattern and color where its touching the egg. Wrap the white cloth tightly to secure the silks against the egg. Boil, cool and unwrap! Keepsakes to last forever if you choose, or eat them all up!

TIPS:
make sure you note the dyed side of the silk (the brighter side), then wet the silk before wrapping the egg. Wrap the egg completely, making at least one side if not more, completely smooth so you get a really great transfer. You don't need to have the silk included in the twisty tie, just the white fabric, and its easier to get the white fabric on tightly if the silk is around the egg and not included in the bunch the twisty goes around.

MYTHS?
Its said, the longer you boil, the darker the colors, although I boiled the eggs in the 1-2 photo for 40 minutes (not eating those) and I boiled the ones in the 3-4th photos for 20 minutes and they came out just as lovely, especially considering it was the second run on those silks. However, anything less than 20 min, may not be enough. I used stainless steel for the eggs in photo 3-4 but enamel in photo 1-2.....don't see much a difference there either.

*Even the best of silks can sometimes turn out to be duds, usually because they have been wrapped too loosely. If you don't get the color you were hoping for, it can still be dyed again. Remember to save your silks and cotton clothes to be re-used! I think you can safely get 3-4 dyes out of each piece. Have fun!

Instructions are simple and easy to follow, even for kids. Wonderful surprises wait in each bundle!

******Colors are never as they appear. I have many people complain that the silks are fall colors and dark, not like the eggs in the photo. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW WHT THEY LOOK LIKE UNTIL YOU TRY THEM. They come out completely different then they appear. The surprise and mystery of this project is the best part. Please don't complain that you got brown or burgundy in your pack...that is what makes red's, pink's, peach and orange....the darker the silk color, the brighter the egg color. If you don't want surprise and variety, then this is not for you.

Check out my shops main page: www.etsy.com/shop/boobahblue
Gorgeous Silk dyed eggs from up-cycled silk scraps.
I have done all the work of finding and cutting...now all you have to do is wrap up your eggs!

Silk fabric cut from old ties, dresses and scarfs can turn your eggs in to wonderful surprises of color and pattern! The silk can be reused many times, in fact the photos show are the second run of the same pieces...just as pretty as the first time! The detail from some silks just amazes me. I am addicted to seeing how each fabric will come out....not always what you expect :)

The photos are a sample of what you may receive, but each kit is different.
All kits contain a variety of colors and patterns, no 2 silk pieces will be the same in a kit and I try not to have 2 of the same color, so there is a wide variety.

These eggs are fun and easy to make, not just for Easter, but any time.

Included in the kit:
12 pieces of silk material fit for an egg
12 cotton cloth wraps
12 twisty ties
Easy to follow Instructions are included with kit

You will need a large pot, white vinegar, water and a colander. For the best transfer of color, wrap the silks as smoothly and tightly to the egg as possible....it only transfer pattern and color where its touching the egg. Wrap the white cloth tightly to secure the silks against the egg. Boil, cool and unwrap! Keepsakes to last forever if you choose, or eat them all up!

TIPS:
make sure you note the dyed side of the silk (the brighter side), then wet the silk before wrapping the egg. Wrap the egg completely, making at least one side if not more, completely smooth so you get a really great transfer. You don't need to have the silk included in the twisty tie, just the white fabric, and its easier to get the white fabric on tightly if the silk is around the egg and not included in the bunch the twisty goes around.

MYTHS?
Its said, the longer you boil, the darker the colors, although I boiled the eggs in the 1-2 photo for 40 minutes (not eating those) and I boiled the ones in the 3-4th photos for 20 minutes and they came out just as lovely, especially considering it was the second run on those silks. However, anything less than 20 min, may not be enough. I used stainless steel for the eggs in photo 3-4 but enamel in photo 1-2.....don't see much a difference there either.

*Even the best of silks can sometimes turn out to be duds, usually because they have been wrapped too loosely. If you don't get the color you were hoping for, it can still be dyed again. Remember to save your silks and cotton clothes to be re-used! I think you can safely get 3-4 dyes out of each piece. Have fun!

Instructions are simple and easy to follow, even for kids. Wonderful surprises wait in each bundle!

******Colors are never as they appear. I have many people complain that the silks are fall colors and dark, not like the eggs in the photo. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW WHT THEY LOOK LIKE UNTIL YOU TRY THEM. They come out completely different then they appear. The surprise and mystery of this project is the best part. Please don't complain that you got brown or burgundy in your pack...that is what makes red's, pink's, peach and orange....the darker the silk color, the brighter the egg color. If you don't want surprise and variety, then this is not for you.

Check out my shops main page: www.etsy.com/shop/boobahblue

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Most packages will be sent by US mail first class with insurance. I mail packages out M-F. If you require a priority or express delivery, no problem, these options are available at checkout.

***I can not issue a refund for custom orders, or orders that do not arrive "on time", due to postal delays or items stolen from mailbox. Once an item is marked as "DELIVERED" I can no longer be responsible for the package. You will need to contact your local post office to track down the package. Non custom items maybe returned for a refund, less the shipping cost and restocking fee of 10%. I will however file an insurance claim for the item and intern send you the refund at that time, if approved. The wait time to claims on lost packages is 20 days for domestic and 30 days for international. Thank you for your understanding.****

**International Customers: Some countries collect import tax. You are responsible for any import tax on your package. Please understand, that once a package reaches your country, it is no longer under the tracking of the US postal system. I can not be responsible for packages that are not delivered due to customs holding packages for tax reasons, or items stolen from mail. Please contact your local customs office or post office with inquiries. I will file an insurance claim on missing packages once reported.

Is it a Gift?? Gift delivery is no problem. Provide an alternative address for the gift, your invoice will be sent automatically via etsy or paypal to your email address, not with the package. I will include a card with a personalized message from you and appropriate gift wrapping at no extra charge, if requested, otherwise it will be nicely wrapped in tissue paper with pretty tape on it.

I use recycled cardboard or biodegradable corn bags for shipping.
I ship to all countries. Not responsible for items lost due to incorrect address entered at checkout. Please make sure address is updated before final checkout.
If a package is returned due to incorrect address, customer will be responsible for an additional shipping charge to re-send to proper address.
Most packages will be sent by US mail first class with insurance. I mail packages out M-F. If you require a priority or express delivery, no problem, these options are available at checkout.

***I can not issue a refund for custom orders, or orders that do not arrive "on time", due to postal delays or items stolen from mailbox. Once an item is marked as "DELIVERED" I can no longer be responsible for the package. You will need to contact your local post office to track down the package. Non custom items maybe returned for a refund, less the shipping cost and restocking fee of 10%. I will however file an insurance claim for the item and intern send you the refund at that time, if approved. The wait time to claims on lost packages is 20 days for domestic and 30 days for international. Thank you for your understanding.****

**International Customers: Some countries collect import tax. You are responsible for any import tax on your package. Please understand, that once a package reaches your country, it is no longer under the tracking of the US postal system. I can not be responsible for packages that are not delivered due to customs holding packages for tax reasons, or items stolen from mail. Please contact your local customs office or post office with inquiries. I will file an insurance claim on missing packages once reported.

Is it a Gift?? Gift delivery is no problem. Provide an alternative address for the gift, your invoice will be sent automatically via etsy or paypal to your email address, not with the package. I will include a card with a personalized message from you and appropriate gift wrapping at no extra charge, if requested, otherwise it will be nicely wrapped in tissue paper with pretty tape on it.

I use recycled cardboard or biodegradable corn bags for shipping.
I ship to all countries. Not responsible for items lost due to incorrect address entered at checkout. Please make sure address is updated before final checkout.
If a package is returned due to incorrect address, customer will be responsible for an additional shipping charge to re-send to proper address.

Additional policies

Custom orders welcome. All Custom orders are final sales and will require up front payment in full.
Everything is made in a smoke free and pet free studio. if you happen to find any amount of fur on your items, it is faux fur from a busy day of cutting costumes. It gets everywhere, and as much as I try to remove it, sometimes it just sneaks in.

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